Mook Sea Farm site of Cooperative Extension annual meeting

Posted:  Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 8:30am

The public is invited to visit Mook Sea Farm and its grow-out sites and enjoy delectable oysters at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Knox-Lincoln Counties annual meeting 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Mook Sea Farm, 321 Route 129, in Walpole.

Bill Mook, who started Mook Sea Farm 36 years ago, will be the host. He raises millions of oyster seeds for growers along the East Coast, in addition to oysters to be served on the half-shell.

“Our market oysters are grown in the clean, fertile waters of the Damariscotta River,” he says.

Mook will provide attendees with a unique look at how his aquaculture facility utilizes research and innovation to supply oyster seed to farms and oysters to area restaurants and community events. He’ll share his knowledge about ocean acidification, what’s at stake and what’s being done about it.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a tour by boat of aquaculture sites, followed by a visit to the hatchery, refreshments and an opportunity to talk with University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Executive Committee members.

To register and for more information, contact Pamela Doherty or Esperanza Stancioff at Knox-Lincoln  Counties Cooperative Extension, 207.832.03431.800.244.2104. Those who have registered will be contacted in the event of rain; the rain date is Sept. 14. To request a disability accommodation, contact Stancioff at least 10 days in advance.